What is the meaning of Kaur

In Sikhism, kaur. space founder Komal Minhas’s faith, Kaur is the middle name given to all female Sikhs by the 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, as a symbol of gender equality and to eliminate the caste system. It was given to communicate that women should no longer be the property of their husbands or fathers, but have ownership over their own lives. The name Singh was given to all male Sikhs. To us, Kaur represents a deep commitment to honouring equitable values, cultural significance and intentional living.

FUN FACT: Kaur also means princess and lioness. It represents a commitment to living the life of a warrior everyday.

Our sis, Rupi Kaur, shared a bit more about the history of kaur here.

Can I be a part of the kaur. space community if I am not a Sikh woman? 

SHORT ANSWER:   Absolutely!

LONGER ANSWER:   When we named kaur. space, our intention was to create a space where Sikh women feel immediately seen and welcome, but the community is here for anyone who values inclusivity and respect — which you probably do if you’re asking this thoughtful question.

Is a kaur. space membership right for me? 


•  You’re ready to think differently about your ingrained definitions of work, wellness and impact — and to better integrate them into your life.

•  You crave diverse and thoughtful stories that represent your lived experiences and the ways people like you actually engage with work, wellness and impact.

•  You’re in search of a community who craves the same thing, and is ready to have honest conversations about how we show up in the world.

Can I follow @kaur.members on Instagram if I’m not a member? 

The @KAUR.MEMBERS account is exclusively for paying members (who submit their Instagram handle when they purchase their membership). We’d love for you to join us on our public @KAUR.SPACE account, or if you’re interested in going all in, you can purchase your membership HERE.

When will the co-working space be ready?  

MORE DETAILS ON THIS COMING SOON! We’re focusing on nurturing the online community first, then will expand into the physical space in 2019.

Ottawa friends, watch this space!


Why should I pay for your content? 

Great question, and one we’ve thought a lot about. As a company, we fundamentally believe everyone deserves to be compensated fairly for the work they do. This means fairly compensating our full-time team of three, our part-time contractors and our team of 15 contributing writers. And, in the spirit of full transparency, we’d love to pay our writers more one day.

So, when you support us, you’re contributing to our goal of raising our rates and you’re supporting independent journalism produced by a team of hardworking, passionate women deeply committed to thoughtful, responsible journalism and fostering community that brings real value to your life. We know you work hard for the money you earn, and the decision to give us even a small portion of that is significant. We promise to do everything we can to honour that decision.

How much is your membership? 

$7.99/month or $79.99/year.

Do you offer refunds?  

All sales of yearly memberships are final. Monthly memberships can be cancelled at any time. If you've purchased a month-to-month membership and would like to cancel, email — we're happy to help.

I signed up for the kaur. space newsletter — why am I not receiving your emails? 

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